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Title: A new flow regime in a Taylor-Couette flow
Authors: Lim, T.T. 
Chew, Y.T. 
Xiao, Q. 
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Lim, T.T.,Chew, Y.T.,Xiao, Q. (1998). A new flow regime in a Taylor-Couette flow. Physics of Fluids 10 (12) : 3233-3235. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this Brief Communication, we report a new finding on a Taylor-Couette flow in which the outer cylinder is stationary and the inner cylinder is accelerated linearly from rest to a desired speed. The results show that when the acceleration (dRe/dt) is higher than a critical value of about 2.2s-1, there exists a new flow regime in which the flow pattern shows remarkable resemblance to regular Taylor vortex flow but is of shorter wavelength. However, when the acceleration is lower than 2.2 s-1, a wavy flow is found to occur for the same Reynolds number range. To our knowledge, this is probably the first time that such a phenomenon has been observed. For completeness, the case of a decelerating cylinder is also investigated, and the results are found to be almost the same. © 1998 American Institute of Physics.
Source Title: Physics of Fluids
ISSN: 10706631
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